Police raid dagga plantation

2010-04-16 23:14
Cape Town - Police have arrested nine people and confiscated truckloads of dagga plants in a raid on a Rastafarian settlement on the Cape Flats, Cape Town metro police said on Friday.

Spokesperson Nowellen Petersen said metro and SA police raided Philippi's Marcus Garvey informal settlement on Thursday morning. Nine people were arrested for possession and cultivation of the drug.

"We found and confiscated 950 dagga plants growing in cordoned-off yards," Petersen said.

"The find was so big that we needed to utilise one big police truck and 10 police vans to transport the dagga to the Philippi East police station."

The dagga was in various stages of maturity, ranging from seedlings to fully grown plants.

A substantial amount of dried dagga seeds, compost and potassium spray hidden in plastic bags and boxes was also confiscated.

Petersen said police were forced to shoot rubber rounds when members of a "large crowd" began throwing stones at them. One person was injured and was later charged with public violence.
- SAPA
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/Movies

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something is blocking the flow of things today and it is easy to become frustrated and pessimistic. The problem is that your mind...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.